Raising snails for export

Demeter

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I know snails aren't classified as livestock, but it's a living creature that can be cultivated for profit, so I figured this was the place to put it. From what I've read, most folks seem to consider snails an export crop. Is the market too weak in the US to sustain it? Is there a healthy market overseas for cultivated snails or would it still be a struggle?
 

baloyi

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The helicicuture industry achieves sales greater than $12 billion annually, much as snail consumption isn't something you'll find in most countries. I think you should start by checking your state's regulatory requirements and checking if any restrictions exist.
 

Gardenry

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What country takes them? France? China? At one point the beauty industry was using a special snail to crawl over the client's face during facials. Do you guys remember that? It was made famous by Kim Kardashian. You could look into that industry as a resource.
 
 
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